School leavers who haven’t quite made up their minds about their future careers are being encouraged by PICA Group companies, market leaders in strata and community title management in Australia, to consider a career as a strata manager.
Group CEO Greg Haywood said strata management was not really considered a career option by school leavers or people considering a career change. “We’d like one day to hear people say I wanted to be a strata manager when I grew up and here I am. The role involves such a variety of day-to-day tasks that it’s impossible to suffer from ‘Groundhog Day’,” he said.
“School leavers who have had some experience with customer service by working in hospitality or retail while still at school are ideal candidates for a career in strata as usually they already have customer service and people skills.”
The strata industry is always looking for new and enthusiastic people to train as strata managers and can offer a career path depending on the goals of the individual.
“Some may want to work for a company and can do very well, while others may eventually want to start their own business. The sector is such that it is possible to do either and be very successful,” Mr Haywood explained.
Recently new training courses, including a Diploma in Management (Strata), Diploma in Management (Finance), and Diploma in Management (Business) were offered by PICA Group to help staff advance their careers. Workplace surveys of employees continually show that education and career pathways are factors in keeping employees engaged.
“The new Diploma in Management (Strata) course developed by our People & Culture department headed up by Michelle Cummins, General Manager, was very successful and we’d like to see this course offered more broadly – so watch this space,” Mr Haywood said.
“PICA also offers strata certification courses for staff such as a Certificate IV in Customer Service and one in Business Administration. Managers and support staff are encouraged to undertake further education and training and we are happy to provide access for them.”
In NSW the minimum qualifications required to be a strata manager are those that have completed a Certificate of Registration and registration with the NSW Office of Fair Trading. Strata managers are also required to complete continuing professional development training annually.
Certificate of Registration courses are offered by Strata Community Australia (NSW).
Visit www.nsw.stratacommunity.org.au for more information.
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